Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a top-tier Islamic financial services institution, has announced that its ADIB Etihad Guest Card was named Best Islamic Card in the Middle East at the Banker Middle East Product Awards 2012. The ADIB Etihad Guest Card offers Etihad Guest Miles on every purchase plus a welcome sign up bonus of up to 50,000 Etihad Guest Miles.
The co-brand ADIB Etihad Guest Card also offers free companion tickets, upgrades to higher membership status within the Etihad Guest loyalty program, and complimentary Priority Pass giving access to over 600+ lounges worldwide, airport valet parking and a dedicated ADIB travel desk service.
ADIB launched ADIB Etihad Guest Card to cater to the increased expectations of its customers and to give them a more rewarding and convenient experience. It provides free SMS transaction alert service and a 55-day grace period on repayments. Monthly repayments by non-account holders can be made conveniently via the ADIB network of 71 branches as well as through Al-Ansari exchange and UAE exchange outlets in the UAE.
Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner said: “We have long believed the ADIB Etihad Guest Card is the best Shari’a-compliant product on the market, offering users unrivalled benefits while they shop. To have it confirmed by Banker Middle East magazine is wonderful news.”
“At Etihad Airways, we are always looking for innovative ways to reward our guests. The ADIB Etihad Guest Card provides an unparalleled Guest Miles to money spent ratio while opening up many other benefits across our network. Etihad Guest Miles can be exchanged for free flights or a wide range of products at the online Etihad Airways Reward Shop. This is why the ADIB Etihad Guest card was voted the best Islamic banking card in the Middle East,” he added.
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and Etihad Airways partnered to launch this range of Classic, Gold, Platinum and Infinite co-brand Debit and Covered cards in 2010.
The winners of the Banker Middle East Product Awards are selected by registered users of all CPI Financial products in an online vote which lasts for up to 4 weeks. Historically, the awards have been judged by more than 10,000 unique voters making this event the most widely known and credible in the banking sector.